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2017 Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) Kicks Off

Posted on April 03 2017

The 41st HKIFF will be in full swing in a few weeks with the debut and screenings of films that will give you all the feels. Screenings will be held from April 11-25 at various venues across town.

The festival is Asia’s biggest cinematic event in honoring the best filmmakers and films in the region. It’s also a great chance to view non-mainstream, hard-to-find films, as the HKIFF shows films from around the world, from drama to documentary, alternative and artsy.

The festival will open on April 11 with the premiere of Love Off the Cuff. If the title sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the third installment of Hong Kong director Pang Ho-Cheung’s films, the first two being Love in a Puff (2010) and Love in the Buff (2012). The three are set against the romantic (and sometimes hostile) backdrop of Hong Kong, with disenchanted characters searching for that special something. 

 

The festival wraps up on April 25 with mon mon mon Monsters, from Taiwanese director Giddens Ko, known for 2011’s You are the Apple of My Eye and the more recently acclaimed Café. Waiting. Love (2014).

This year’s HKIFF  will also pay tribute to the work of late Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang. One of Asia’s most influential flim directors, Yang won best director at Cannes in 2000 for his poignant film  A One And A Two (Yi Yi).

Don’t miss out on Hong Kong’s biggest cinematic event! Tickets range from HK $55 to HK $150, with passes available for the entire event starting at HK$3,000. For full program details, visit http://www.hkiff.org.hk

 

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